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Greensboro College Admission Requirements

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Your chances of getting into Greensboro College

Admission Rate & Difficulty

Percent Admitted 

88.1%
Admission Difficulty for Greensboro College
Measure Difficulty
Admission Standards Extremely Easy 
Applicant Competition Very Low 

Acceptance Rate

The acceptance rate at Greensboro College is 88.1%.  Its admission rate is the 49th lowest in North Carolina.

Admission Selectivity

How hard is it to get into Greensboro College and can you get accepted?

Greensboro College is an easy school to get into and you have a very good chance of acceptance if you meet the admission criteria. Last year, 1,100 out of the 1,248 who applied were admitted.

The school has extremely easy admission requirements, generally admitting students who can score in the top 76 percent on standardized admission tests. Greensboro College typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students with an average GPA around 3.35. Most incoming freshmen graduate in the top half of their high school class. 15% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

Can you get into Greensboro College?

88% are accepted, can you get in? Use the admission calculator to see if you have the grades and test scores needed to get in. See your admission chances based on your extracurriculars, intended major, background, and more.

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Admission Requirements in Brief

To have the best chance of getting into to Greensboro College you should:

  • Have a high school GPA of 3.35 or better
  • Earn B+ grades in high school
  • Score 1000 on the SAT
  • Score 19 on the ACT
  • Graduate in the top half of your high school class

Greensboro College GPA

GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA 

3.35

Typical High School Grades 

B+

What GPA do you need to get into Greensboro College?

GPA Requirements

The GPA requirements for getting into Greensboro College are to have around a 3.35 high school GPA. You are required to have above average high school grades.

If your high school grades are above the average 3.35 GPA, you have a very good chance of being admitted as Greensboro College accepts 88% of applicants.

Average GPA

The average unweighted GPA at Greensboro College is 3.35 on the 4.0 scale. To achieve the average GPA for admission, you need to earn B+ letter grades and regularly score around 87-89 percent on tests and assignments in high school.  The school ranks #25 in North Carolina for highest average GPA.

Importance of GPA

Since Greensboro College is a test optional college, extra focus will be placed on your GPA when the school considers your application. As a result, it is very important that you meet the GPA requirements.

See additional colleges accepting applicants in the 3.4 GPA range.

GPA Data Source, Peterson's Data 2022

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Greensboro College SAT Scores

Test Optional

Submission of SAT or ACT scores is not required or recommended by Greensboro College.

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range 

900-1100

Applicants Submitting SAT 

67%
SAT Scores for Greensboro College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
Reading 25th Percentile 440
Math 25th Percentile 460
Composite 25th Percentile 900
SAT Scores for Greensboro College
SAT Test 75th Percentile Score
Reading 75th Percentile 550
Math 75th Percentile 550
Composite 75th Percentile 1100
Average SAT Score 1000

SAT Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT requirements for you to be admitted to Greensboro College?

Average Score & Range

The average SAT score at Greensboro College is 1000 out of 1600 and the range for the middle 50% of accepted students is 900-1100. Students who get into Greensboro College score in the top 78 percent of all SAT test takers..  Greensboro College ranks #33 in the state of North Carolina for highest average SAT composite score.

Score for Acceptance

You should target scoring 1000 or above to be most competitive with other applicants. Greensboro College regularly admits students with SAT scores down to 900 on a 1600 scale. However, three quarter of admitted students score higher. If you score below a 900, admission should be considered a reach. Some students may be accepted with minimum SAT's as low as 800, but scores this low are outside the normal range.

Score Submission Requirements

Greensboro College is a test optional school meaning do not have to submit SAT scores with your application. The position on SAT scores from the college is "neither required nor recommended".

View other colleges which accept students in the 1000 SAT score range.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2021 starting class

Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

The table below outlines your predicted admission chances based on SAT score alone. If you are an average applicant with a score of 1000, you have around a 88% chance of being admitted. A 1100 places you well ahead of most other applicants and gives you about a 93% chance of getting in.

Greensboro College admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
1100 and Above Good >93%
1000 to 1100 Avg + 88%-93%
900 to 1000 Avg - 79%-88%
800 to 900 Reach 67%-79%
Less than 800 Low <67%
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Greensboro College ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range 

16-22 

Applicants Submitting ACT 

55%
ACT Scores for Greensboro College
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
Reading 25th Percentile 13
Math 25th Percentile 16
Composite 25th Percentile 16
ACT Scores for Greensboro College
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
Reading 75th Percentile 20
Math 75th Percentile 22
Composite 75th Percentile 22
Average ACT Score 19

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

What are the ACT requirements for students to get into Greensboro College?

Score Range

The average ACT score for admitted students to Greensboro College is 19, while the middle 50% of students (25th to 75th percentile) score between a 16 and 22.  The school ranks #29 in North Carolina for highest average ACT composite score.

Score for Acceptance

For the best chance of admission, you should have an ACT of 19. This will place you in solid competition against other applicants. At a minimum, you should aim for a 16 and score in the score in the top 75 percent nationally. The lowest ACT score likely to be admitted is a 13.

55 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Greensboro College.

Score Submission Requirements

You do not have to to submit ACT scores with your application as Greensboro College is test optional. The policy from the school on ACT scores is "neither required nor recommended".

Find other colleges with similar ACT score requirements

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2021 starting class

Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Here are your predicted chances of getting into Greensboro College for different ACT score ranges. A typical applicant with a 19 score has around 88% chance of getting in. Your odds increase to about 93% with a 22 ACT score.

Greensboro College admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
22 and Above Good >93%
19 to 22 Avg + 88%-93%
16 to 19 Avg - 79%-88%
13 to 16 Reach 67%-79%
Less than 13 Low <67%
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High School Class Rank

52% of Greensboro College freshman are in the top half of their high school graduating class and 22% are in the top quarter.

High School Class Rank for admitted Greensboro College students
High School Class Rank Freshmen Within Range
Top 10% of class 5.9%
Top 25% of class 21.6%
Top 50% of class 52%
Data Source, Peterson's Data

Applying

Admission Statistics

Admission and enrollment rates by gender are detailed the the table below.

Greensboro College admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 549 699 1,248
Accepted 478 622 1,100
Acceptance Rate 87% 89% 88%
Enrolled 56 108 164
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 12% 17% 15%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2021 starting class

Application Fee

The cost for prospective students to apply to Greensboro College is $0. The school is free to apply to.

Application Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Greensboro College and what student information is used for admission decisions?

Greensboro College Application Requirements
Test Scores Neither required nor recommended
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Neither required nor recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Recommended
Recommendations Considered but not required
Demonstration of Competencies Considered but not required

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at Greensboro College
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences Yes

Admission Requirements Summary

Because Greensboro College is lightly competitive to get into, you have a very good chance of acceptance with the right GPA and test scores. If you have a 3.35 GPA, you are almost certain to getting in. Combining this with an SAT score of 1000 and ACT of 19 will almost guarantee your admission.

Other Colleges to Apply To 

Students applying to Greensboro College often consider these colleges

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=198598 IPEDS survey data for Greensboro College.

FAQs

Does Greensboro College prefer SAT or ACT?

67% of students submit their SAT scores to Greensboro College. 55% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

What is my chance of getting into Greensboro College?

88% of those who apply are granted admission to Greensboro College. Admission competition is and the college has extremely easy admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

What SAT score is required for Greensboro College?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 900 and 1100. The average SAT score is 1000. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

What ACT score is required for Greensboro College?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 16 and 22. The average ACT score is 19. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.